Permit for hiking mountain Nyiragongo

Permit for hiking mountain Nyiragongo costs 400USD, this permit involves accommodation at the Nyiragongo peak shelters

Mount Nyiragongo Eruption.

Mount Nyiragongo eruption- Mountain Nyiragongo is among the best attractions in Virunga national park which attracts most of tourists to visit and climb to the peaks each day. Hiking mountain Nyiragongo is an overnight hike thus if you’re planning to visit this mountain give it 2 days as you plan. Mount Nyirgongo is known as the most active volcano worldwide and it stands at 3,470 meters high above the sea level, this mountain is situated in DR. Congo. From the years of 18th, the volcano has been active and this is hiked up to the peak and usually begins at around 8:00am in the morning after a brief at the trailhead. Hiking to the mountain Nyiragongo is behind and organized by the Virunga national park. Permit for hiking mountain Nyiragongo costs 400USD, this permit involves accommodation at the Nyiragongo peak shelters for a night and transport from the trailhead which is Goma and back to Goma. Nyiragongo hike usually takes about 5 hours to the summit with 2 rest points for refreshing up. After the hikers reach at the summit, they are able to watch the active volcano with boiling lava in the Crater Lake.

Since 1884 mountain Nyiragongo has been erupting about 34 times. The Nyiragongo is near Mountain Nyamulagira which has also contributed greatly to the volcanic activity in the region. In Africa Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira are the most erupting volcanic mountains and they are both in Virunga national park of Democratic Republic of Congo. Among the four permanent lava lake, Nyiragongo Lava Lake is the most largest and active in the entire world. It is about 2 kilometers wide then the lava lake in the middle.  Mountain Nyiragongo and mountain Nyamulangira are the ones that add up to 40% of the volcanic mountain eruptions. The lava that is from Mountain Nyiragongo is mainly liquid and is more than the other mountains and that is the reason why it flows further to the town of Goma. The lava is mainly made up of lkali rich type of eruptions. The liquid lava moves at a first pace of 60 meters per hour when descending and it will be roughly 100km per hour thus covering the largest portions of land. This is the main one due to low soliciant in the lava. The lava which is from Mt Nyiragongo goes further to Lake Kivu, Goma city and will reach Goma International airport.

The Nyiragongo erupted in the following years that is 2002, 1994, 1982, 1977, 1900, 1898, 1894 and 1884.  Since 2002 in May this volcano has never erupted again. In 2010, the volcano showed some signs of eruption but it never erupted and even up to 2021 it has never happened. After the 1994 eruption a crater lake was formed and currently a new crater lake was formed right next to the 2002 eruption. The eruption which happened in 1977 deflated the lava lake and the lava flowed downhill 60km/h flowing north, west and south of the Nyiragongo volcano.

This was recorded as the fastest lava flow from this mountain and the above eruption raised awareness for being the threat to the human beings the volcano poses. The volcano later created a smaller new volcano that is close to the slopes of Mount Nyamulagira and is called Murara.

Mountain Nyiragongo eruption of 2002 begun on 17th January at around 08:25 am. The mountain caused a tectonic plate close to Lake Kivu fracturing plus the constant seismic activity in the area. Another scare happened in 2010 and it is still scary up to date. There are active eruptions that have been happening and the active lava will also be seen by your eyes.

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